The World Well being Group (WHO) says Omicron is at the moment the dominant COVID-19 variant in Nigeria.
On Thursday, the physique mentioned 30 African nations, and at the very least 142 worldwide, had detected the pressure.
The Delta variant has been reported in 42 African nations, in keeping with the United Nations (UN) well being company.
“Omicron sequences in Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal are rising. Omicron is at the moment the dominant variant in each Cabo Verde and Nigeria”, it famous.
WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti mentioned early indications recommend the continent’s fourth wave had been steep, temporary, however no much less destabilising.
North and West Africa are seeing an increase in infections; North Africa reported a 121 per cent enhance within the final seven days.
Moeti harassed that the essential pandemic countermeasure badly wanted in Africa nonetheless stands.
“That’s quickly and considerably growing COVID-19 vaccinations. The following wave is probably not so forgiving”, the official warned.